Policy

Community Conversation on Police Accountability - North Side

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March 28, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Prioritize strong recommendations for community oversight of our police department! CRS is joining with organizations across Chicago to work towards more effective police accountability. This is an important moment in time, and we can win meaningful long lasting solutions if we work together! 

We will share information about how police accountability currently works (or doesn’t work) in Chicago and turn to YOU to hear what YOUR ideas are for what role a community oversight might do.

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Community Conversation on Police Accountability - West Side

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April 6, 2017 - 6:30pm

Learn about police union contracts and give input on community recommendations about police accountability. This community meeting is both a report out AND a teach in! We will present the recommendations we heard at our Community Conversations and will share information about the police union contracts. 

Location: First Baptist Congregational Church

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‘CARNAGE,’ the Feds and a Presidential Agenda for Chicago

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We will talk about how the media cover crime in Chicago and the intersection between what the president says about our city and what we know and live as residents.

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March 30, 2017 - 5:45pm

MODERATOR  Susan Smith Richardson, editor and publisher of the  Chicago Reporter PANELISTS Jeff Mayes, editor of Homicide Watch at the Chicago Sun-Times Dahleen Glanton, columnist, Chicago Tribune  Kimberley Smith, University of Chicago Urban Labs Chip Mitchell, WBEZ

March 30, 2017 5:45 p.m. Columbia College Chicago Library 624 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago 3rd floor 

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The Chicago Reporter

Community Conversation on Police Accountability - North Side

Times: 
April 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn about police union contracts and give input on community recommendations about police accountability. This community meeting is both a report out AND a teach in! We will present the recommendations we heard at our Community Conversations and will share information about the police union contracts. 

Event will take place on the North Side- Location TBD

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Community Conversation on Police Accountability - Waukegan

Times: 
March 20, 2017 - 6:00pm

March 20

Learn about police union contracts and give input on community recommendations about police accountability. This community meeting is both a report out AND a teach in! We will present the recommendations we heard at our Community Conversations and will share information about the police union contracts. 

Event will take place in Lake County- at The Sign of the Dove Church, 424 10th St, Waukegan, IL from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00pm

 

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Chicago SNCC History Project Conference

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“From Civil Rights to Black Power”

This two-day conference will revisit an understudied and often misunderstood, but crucial, part of the ongoing African-American fight for freedom, social justice and humanity.

Times: 
February 17, 2017 - 8:30am to February 18, 2017 - 5:00pm

“From Civil Rights to Black Power” – A conference by the Chicago SNCC History Project

February 17-18

This two-day conference will revisit an understudied and often misunderstood, but crucial, part of the ongoing African-American fight for freedom, social justice and humanity. Read more >

Presenters include Civil Rights Veterans & Scholars:

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Revolutionary Conversations

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Revolutionary Conversations:  A Gathering of the Prophets With Bishop John Selders 

Times: 
February 11, 2017 - 9:00am

Revolutionary Conversations:  A Gathering of the Prophets With Bishop John Selders 

Join us as we learn how the church can play a leading role in the fight for social justice.  Learn strategies for resistance and discuss how we can build the beloved community in the most difficult of times.  

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Dismantling Barriers to Life, StoryCorps Justice Project

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Join us for the StoryCorps Justice Project Listening Event at the First Baptist Congregational Church.

Times: 
March 11, 2017 - 12:30pm

Dismantling Barriers to Life is a speak out about the impacts of mass incarceration. This StoryCorps Justice Project Listening Event will also serve as a space for people to think through ways of collectively building resistance and taking action. Join us at the First Baptist Congregational Church, 1613 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

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